Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels of the Salinas Valley volunteers pack food for delivery in 2017.

Waste Not

Dispose safely of the old junk and hazardous materials sitting around your garage at this community event. Household goods like unwanted furniture, metals, tires, batteries, motor oil and more are accepted.

8:30-10am Saturday, Oct. 16. Salinas Valley Fairgrounds, 625 Division St., King City. Free. 796-2220,

Immune Boost

The city of Soledad hosts a pop-up clinic with flu and Covid-19 vaccines for people 12 and older. Booster shots are also offered.

10am-3pm Sunday, Oct. 17. McDonald’s, 1215 Front St., Soledad. Free. Appointments recommended; to make an appointment visit or call 205-0044.

Future of Housing

How do we make a dent in the housing crisis? The city of Pacific Grove hosts an affordable housing learning session with updates on current and potential future projects. Panelists include Betsy Wilson, director of development for developer MidPen Housing, and Barbara Mitchell, executive director of housing/mental health services nonprofit Interim, Inc. The discussion is moderated by Anastacia Wyatt, P.G’s senior housing program manager.

Noon-1:30pm Monday, Oct. 18. Virtual event; attend via Zoom at or by phone at (669) 900-6833 using event ID 889 1053 2701. Free. 648-3182,

Working It

The Monterey County Workforce Development Board and several business associations host a retail industry job fair. If you are a business owner, large or small, here’s a chance to recruit personnel; if you’re a job seeker, it’s a chance to learn about opportunities out there.

10am-1pm Wednesday, Oct. 20. More at More information for employers is at 755-5393 or Job seekers can contact the Career Center at 796-3335 or

Feed the Need

Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula is seeking volunteer drivers to deliver food to homebound seniors. The commitment is at least once a week for two hours and helps fill an essential need. Drivers report at 700 Jewel Ave. in Pacific Grove between 9:30-10:30am for their shift; training is provided.

For information visit or call 375-4454. Additional volunteer opportunities are available if you are unable to drive.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.